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Julie Ingwersen

U.S. dairy farmers get little help from Canada trade deal

Oct 25 2018

MADISON, Wisconsin/ST. CLAUDE, Manitoba Minnesota farmer Paul Fritsche can no longer afford health insurance as he struggles to sustain a dairy farm that has been in his family for nearly a century. | Video

Rain slows U.S. corn, soy harvest; disrupts river barge traffic

Oct 10 2018

CHICAGO Excessive rains across the central United States over the past week have slowed the harvest of corn and soybeans, while rising water levels closed at least three locks on the Upper Mississippi River, a key artery for shipping Midwest grain to U.S. Gulf exporters.

U.S. wheat growers have Trump's ear on old Canada trade gripe

Aug 31 2018

CHICAGO/DEVILS LAKE, N.D. Gordon Stoner, who grows wheat in Montana about a mile from the Canadian border, would like to sell his wheat to grain elevators in nearby Saskatchewan. But due to a quirk in Canadian law, the high-protein variety he raises would be automatically downgraded by government inspectors to the lowest possible category - fit for animals only - regardless of its quality.

Grain fungus spurs rejection of some North Dakota wheat: merchants

Aug 14 2018

CHICAGO Elevated levels of the grain fungus ergot are showing up in spring wheat being harvested in south-central North Dakota, prompting grain elevators to impose discounts and even turn some truckloads away, grain merchants said on Tuesday.

Crop tour sees below-average U.S. spring wheat yield prospects

Jul 26 2018

FARGO, N.D. Scouts on an annual crop tour of North Dakota, the top U.S. spring wheat producer, found below-average yield potential in this year's crop, in contrast to a government forecast for a record-tying yield.

Trump says China is 'vicious,' using U.S. farmers as trade pawns

Jul 26 2018

WASHINGTON/BISMARCK, North Dakota U.S. President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday of targeting American farmers in a "vicious" way and using them as leverage to get concessions on trade a day after the administration announced a $12-billion farm aid package.

U.S. tour again finds below-average North Dakota wheat prospects

Jul 26 2018

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. Spring wheat yield prospects in northern North Dakota are better than a year ago but lag the five-year average, scouts on the second day of an annual U.S. crop tour said on Wednesday.

North Dakota spring wheat prospects below average: tour

Jul 25 2018

BISMARCK, North Dakota Yield prospects for hard red spring wheat in the southern half of North Dakota are better than a year ago, when the state was hit by drought, but below average, scouts on an annual crop tour said Tuesday.

Most CME ag block trades occur in nearby contracts: U.S. CFTC

Jul 02 2018

CHICAGO During the first three months in which the CME Group allowed privately negotiated "block trades" in agricultural futures and options, 75 percent of those trades occurred in highly liquid nearby contracts, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said in a report on Monday.

Most CME ag block trades occur in nearby contracts -U.S. CFTC

Jul 02 2018

CHICAGO, July 2 During the first three months in which the CME Group allowed privately negotiated "block trades" in agricultural futures and options, 75 percent of those trades occurred in highly liquid nearby contracts, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said in a report on Monday.

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